Anonymous asked: I developed a BED the past few months, any tips for recovery? Because it seems like the questions are mainly about anorexia, how about people like me who actually eat more than what our body can take?
First off, we struggle a lot with feeling like BED sufferers are being left out. This isn’t intentional, we just don’t get asks or submissions from people with BED! It’s totally okay (and awesome and helpful) to send those in!
A lot of the tips are the same, except you want to figure out what triggers binges rather than what triggers starvation. For example, some people are triggered by a particular emotion. Others are triggered by a time of day (i.e. right after classes). Figuring out how to avoid or change that situation can be key. Having a set of distractions for when you have the urge to binge is also helpful. Knitting, asking for fun questions on tumblr, reading a book, or doing yoga can also help distract you until the urge has passed. These are just temporary solutions until you work out the emotional reasons why you binge, but they can greatly aid in your recovery.
You can do it!
This was like THE moment of Jennifer Lawrence.
Think Anorexia is funny? Sorry. I am a survivor and find NOTHING cute about this.
Wanna dress up like an Anorexic? All it takes is:
- 4 years of hospitalization
- A nasogastric feeding-tube because you’ve starved yourself so much that your body doesn’t recognize food as a good thing and tries to attack itself.
- Re-Feeding Syndrome, which can kill you.
- Emotional struggles for years.
- A father crying and pleading on his knees begging for you to get help
- A mother who cries every time she sees you because you look and SMELL like death.
- Holidays missed, birthdays crying in a hospital.
- Almost every major organ in your body failing.
- A shower chair - because you can’t stand in the shower because you’re too weak and the warm water could make you pass out.
- A wheelchair, because you are too weak to walk and it could make you go into cardiac arrest.
- A lifetime of medications for anxiety and the health issues “Anna Rexia” caused.
- Plenty of money for multiple ER trips due to “Anna Rexia” even in recovery.
- And if you don’t get help like I do, or even if you do, a coffin. Because I’ve lost more friends to this eating disorder then anything I’ve ever faced.
I almost died from this. I know it’s supposed to be funny and shit and yeah I get that, but seriously. THIS IS NOT FUNNY. Anorexia is nothing to party about or laugh at. It’s real, it’s deadly, and should not be marketed as a slutty outfit.
Want to dress as “Anna Rexia”? Just go as a Vampire, or a Zombie. Because 1/3 of us are dead.
This is powerful and needs to be reblogged. Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa should NEVER be made fun of.
Real sickness. Real people.
The thing that annoys me about these posts is not that it I don’t agree it’s just that you guys take it too seriously. Not that anorexia is a serious issue, but the costume name isn’t. Sure it’s offensive, but trust me I’ve seen much worse. I’ll admit that the play on words or whatever they were going for was a horrible joke. I don’t think that it was how’re supposed to be funny because it’s sexy, but rather because it’s a skeleton costume. Which if you think about it makes sense, because people with anorexia could be described as very bony or not much skin. Anyways I think it’s just too much attention for a bad joke about a sexy skeleton costume. If you guys have seen some of the offensive posts I’ve seen on Facebook or whatever, compared to this, I’m sure half of you would go crazy.
Just because you’ve “seen worse” doesn’t make this costume one bit less offensive and degrading. They are turning a serious illness into a joke and you are defending it because “oh well there are worse out there” Shut the fuck up. Can you imagine being a survivor and then seeing someone out there wearing your illness as fucking joke? Stop talking please stop.